Editor's Review

  • EACC gave the Governor14 days to respond to its letter after he was accused of siphoning county funds worth Ksh661.2 million.

The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) is looking into properties owned by Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal worth Ksh661.2 million.

Governor Lenolkulal has been asked by the EACC to explain the source of the wealth that he has amassed from March 2013 when he was elected into office.

According to the anti-corruption agency, the unexplained Ksh661.2 million consists of four pieces of land in Nairobi's Karen suburbs luxury, high-end vehicles, money in personal bank accounts, and M-Pesa deposits.

“The commission reasonably suspected that you engaged in corruption and economic crime having unexplained assets,” the April 19 letter states.

“You are hereby afforded a reasonable opportunity to explain in writing the disproportion between the assets concerned and your known legitimate sources of income within 14 days of receipt of this notice,” the letter by EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak read.

The governor is required to respond to the letter by May 3, 2021, when the 14 days he was given elapse.